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DHS whistleblower testimony delayed again amid security clearance dispute

Posted On: Sep 25, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

DHS whistleblower testimony delayed again amid security clearance dispute

A Department of Homeland Security whistleblower's testimony to House investigators has been postponed a second time as his attorney awaits a top secret security clearance that he now accuses DHS of slow-walking in order to “prevent the deposition.”
The witness, Brian Murphy, has accused top DHS officials of suppressing evidence of malign Russian activity in the U.S. and downplaying white supremacist violence in order to bolster President Donald Trump's emphasis on leftist extremism. DHS leaders have sharply denied the allegations.
Murphy was slated to testify to the House Intelligence Committee earlier this week, but the interview was postponed to Friday after his lawyer, Mark Zaid, indicated that DHS had not yet processed his request for an expedited security clearance so that they could review the classified evidence Murphy planned to discuss with lawmakers. Now, because Zaid's request is still pending, the interview has been postponed again, and both he and the chairman of the House Intelligence...

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